About 30,000 Boeing workers in the Seattle area will vote Friday on a new contract with Boeing that would trade pension cuts and slower wage growth for guaranteed work building the 777X passenger jet. If workers take the deal, Boeing pledges to keep assembly of the plane and its composite wing in the Puget Sound region, and to halt its nationwide search for another site for the $10 billion 777X plant.
Union members turned down Boeing’s initial contract offer by a 2-to-1 ratio. If they don’t approve the revised contract, it could kick off an even more furious derby among states bidding for the plant, and as many as 8,500 jobs. Missouri’s bid includes tax breaks established during a special session of the General Assembly and labor deals favorable to Boeing.